Rural Lands Strategy

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The Clarence Valley Rural Lands Strategy will investigate the long-term needs and priorities for rural areas in the Clarence Valley. It will help inform future planning decisions and policies for rural lands. For the purposes of the Rural Lands Strategy the term “rural land” means all land that is zoned RU1 Primary Production, RU2 Rural Landscape and RU3 Forestry; or E2 Environmental Conservation and E3 Environmental Management under the Clarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011. The Strategy will also consider the resilience of supply chains including inputs for farm production and supply from "paddock to plate". Ancillary infrastructure for a growing agri-food economy and supporting existing and future rural industries will also be part of considerations.

The Clarence Valley has the largest agricultural sector on the northern rivers, with 1 in 4 businesses in the Clarence being a primary producer. With 2,230 registered farms providing $493 million annual gross regional product and employment for 3,821 people in the agri-food economy. Protecting our significant rural assets is paramount for ongoing environmental, social, economic, cultural and wellbeing outcomes.

Thank you to those who took time and participated in our survey. It has now closed, please stay tuned for further updates.

The Clarence Valley Rural Lands Strategy will investigate the long-term needs and priorities for rural areas in the Clarence Valley. It will help inform future planning decisions and policies for rural lands. For the purposes of the Rural Lands Strategy the term “rural land” means all land that is zoned RU1 Primary Production, RU2 Rural Landscape and RU3 Forestry; or E2 Environmental Conservation and E3 Environmental Management under the Clarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011. The Strategy will also consider the resilience of supply chains including inputs for farm production and supply from "paddock to plate". Ancillary infrastructure for a growing agri-food economy and supporting existing and future rural industries will also be part of considerations.

The Clarence Valley has the largest agricultural sector on the northern rivers, with 1 in 4 businesses in the Clarence being a primary producer. With 2,230 registered farms providing $493 million annual gross regional product and employment for 3,821 people in the agri-food economy. Protecting our significant rural assets is paramount for ongoing environmental, social, economic, cultural and wellbeing outcomes.

Thank you to those who took time and participated in our survey. It has now closed, please stay tuned for further updates.